Well fuck it, might as well make a post out of it it’s gotten long enough now.
There has been many phrases used here that are identified as being oppressive and offensive to sex workers. But don't worry I'm sure you all have your reasons.
The term "empowerment" as it relates to sex work do folks outside of the... Find Out More
What Came Before
Despite my best efforts, I sometimes still feel like I need to preface every new introduction with the fact that I had an abortion at 17. Just in case anyone might want to hate me for it. Once you've had an abortion, you must always be on the defensive, because something as innocuous as a government... Find Out More
Birth Control: Know Your Options
There are many different kinds of birth control options. They vary in price, difficulty to use, availability, side effects, and cost. Choosing the birth control that is right for you can be an empowering experience. To make an informed choice, you must first know the facts... Find Out More
by Valerie Vickerman Runes
“I can’t do it. Valerie, I CAN’T DO IT!”
“Yes you can Beth. It’s OK. You can do this.”
Reassuring words become a habit after a while. The right words said in the right way at the right time.
“Reach down and touch your baby’s head.”
A tentative touch. A... Find Out More
Teenage pregnancy is not a "crisis" or "epidemic," like so many people would like us to believe. The only true epidemic associated with teen pregnancy is the overwhelming and universal lack of support available to young mothers. The only true crisis is the denial of the fact that teenage girls can be, are, and always have been, both sexual and maternal beings, with the capacity to love, procreate, and nurture.
We love our children fiercely. We protect and care for them like any mother, of any age, would. Through Girl-Mom, We hope to slowly show that to the world.
Girl-Mom in no way encourages teen pregnancy, as some critics have implied. Girl-Mom encourages mothers. We encourage all young women who have chosen to become mothers. We encourage all young mothers to stand up for themselves, to fight for their children, to empower themselves and to defy the notion that being young means that you are unworthy of parenthood.
We do not encourage childless teens to follow our path; face it, it's a tough path. But we encourage all teens that wake to the call of "mama!" before dawn breaks, to do all that they can to empower themselves and nurture their children. We encourage those who, through their own choices and freewill, have evolved from Girl to Girl-Mom. The girls who frequent this site are intelligent, strong, compassionate, socially aware, politically active, and eternally nurturing. Together, we will change the face of "teen parenthood."